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Coltivare’s Sarah Crowl-Keck Would Drink in Houston Bars Until Her Final Days

Coltivare’s Sarah Crowl-Keck Would Drink in Houston Bars Until Her Final Days

Houston native Sarah Crowl-Keck is a staple of the city’s bar scene. She began her bartending career by working simultaneously at local landmarks Anvil Bar and 13 Celsius wine bar. After a few more stops at Haven, Uchi, and AQUI, Crowl-Keck found her home at Coltivare, the award-winning Italian-accented restaurant in The Heights. As bar […]

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9 Things You Should Know About Tecate

9 Things You Should Know About Tecate

Tecate is more than a Mexican lager. The self-described “true champion of men” claims to provide legendary nights, lifelong memories, and an ideal grilling companion. It also, somehow, thinks it is the perfect light lager for ladies. Originating in Mexico and now available in every state and 16 total markets around the world, Tecate is […]

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The Dirty Secret Ruining Your Draft Beer

The Dirty Secret Ruining Your Draft Beer

Anyone who’s worked in a fast-food restaurant or movie theater knows the fountain soda myth: Colas pumped fresh on site taste better than ones from the bottle or can. A similar belief exists in beer. Ask any beer lover, and they’ll tell you there’s something special about a beer poured fresh from the tap. In […]

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The Hymn to Ninkasi [Infographic]

The Hymn to Ninkasi [Infographic]

Beer is sacred. It’s been central to social and spiritual celebrations for millennia. Some historians even attribute beer to the basis of civilization. Much of what we know about beer’s ancient history traces back to the Hymn to Ninkasi, a 5,000-year-old ode to brewing etched into clay tablets found in modern-day Iraq. The Hymn to […]

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Brewer and Winemaker Elaine St. Clair Doesn’t Want Sour Beers Anywhere Near Her Wine

Brewer and Winemaker Elaine St. Clair Doesn’t Want Sour Beers Anywhere Near Her Wine

Elaine St. Clair likes to get her hands dirty. As co-founder, brewmaster, and winemaker at St. Clair Brown, an urban winery and brewery in Napa, Calif., she’s a woman of the land, whether it’s producing hops, grapes, or grains. She’s also devoted to her liquid. St. Clair was the co-owner and head brewmaster of the […]

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Hop Take: The Smartest Small Brewers Are Finally Figuring Out Distribution

Hop Take: The Smartest Small Brewers Are Finally Figuring Out Distribution

Last week, Bellingham, Mass.-based beer distributor, Massachusetts Beverage Alliance (MBA), announced the launch of Homegrown Distribution. The offshoot of MBA will focus on the former portfolio’s overlooked craft brands. Homegrown’s clients will include boutique brands such as Grimm Artisanal Ales, Foley Brothers, and Modern Times. MBA, meanwhile, will continue managing its larger brands such as Boulevard, […]

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In England, Brewing Beer Was Women’s Work Until It Became Big Business

In England, Brewing Beer Was Women’s Work Until It Became Big Business

Denise Marlere runs a thriving brewing business from her home. Her husband, Nicholas, is a butcher. This may sound like a hipster couple in the Hudson Valley, but our duo lives in Bridgewater, England, in the 1300s. Our story ends in 1401, when Denise dies and leaves her brewing supplies and business to her servant, Rose. […]

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